PhD in Psychology (predicted 2020) Keele University
MSc in Psychology of Health and Wellbeing (2016) Keele University
BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology (2015) Keele University
Learning & Teaching Interests
Research Outputs & Interests
My PhD research is a Discursive Psychology project exploring how alcohol use is accounted for across contexts and audiences. Particular attention is paid to the attribution of blame and negotiation of personal drinking habits. Relevant to discursive topics of morality, accountability, and justification. Predicted submission of Summer 2020.
In a wider context, my research interests lie within the field of stigmatism. I am particularly interested in areas which border social norms and marginalisation, such as alcohol use and mental health. Both alcohol use and mental health are heavily prominent within society, yet when they become problematic they are hugely stigmatising. To date, my research predominantly focuses upon language and interaction, primarily using the methods of Discursive Psychology and Conversation Analysis to understand taboo or stigmatised topics and the way in which the language can provide insights into, and impact, such topics.
In addition to my ongoing PhD work, I am empoyed as a Research Assistant on a process evaluation of the NIHR-funded ODDESSI trial. The ODDESSI project is a multi-centre cluster randomised control trial exploring the effectiveness of the use of Open Dialogue within the NHS mental healthcare setting. The aim of the process evaluation is to work alongside the project in order to provide contextual data behind the results of the trial.
Funded Research & Knowledge Exchange Projects
Engagement & Impact
Dec 2016 – Present: Editorial member of BPS Qualitative Methods in Psychology Bulletin.
November 2017 - Present: Book Review for BPS Qualitative Methods in Psychology Bulletin.
Sep 2017 – Sep 2019: Keele Qualitative Psychology forum coordinator.
July 2017- July 2019: Editor of the PsyPAG Quarterly Journal.
Sept 2018 -July 2019: PsyPAG Awards Chair.
July 2017 – Feb 2018 Editor-in-Chief of Under Construction @ Keele Journal.
Jan 2017 – Jul 2017 Communications Secretary for Under Construction @ Keele Journal.
Aug 2016 – Jan 2017 Social Science Editor for Under Construction @ Keele Journal.